1974 Euro Carrera 2.7 Modified / White / UK

Lot 331 - 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 RS Evocation

Estimate: £30,000 - £35,000
Registration Number: HOT 222N
Only 6 Carrera RS’s were supplied new in RHD format, and it is strongly believed that one of these has been converted to a left hand drive. The result of this is that a genuine Carrera RS commands ‘telephone number’ prices. This Carrera RS was actually born as a 1974 2.7 Carrera, making the underpinnings of the car quite correct. The car was delivered new to the city of Hull in September 1974 and the car passed through four owners before it was bought in March 1986 and subjected to this completely irresistible transformation. The restoration, as you could imagine, was quite an involved affair, painstakingly carried out by the late great Peter Clark, a member of the BRDC, but perhaps better known as a successful Porsche racing driver.
During the restoration, the sunroof was removed, and lightweight panels were used, glassfibre front and rear bumpers, and a lightweight rear engine cover and spoiler were fitted. Inside, lightweight Sparco bucket seats, Sabelt harnesses and a full FIA rollcage with fire extinguisher were fitted and rear seats completely removed.
In the early 1990’s the car was fitted with a 3.2 litre engine on PMO carburettors – this produces a staggering 240 BHP and weighs a mere 1100Kg. In 2010 the gearbox and LSD was overhauled. This, coupled with the lowered Bilstein suspension and upgraded brakes, arguably makes HOT 222N the perfect 3.0 RS replica. The vendor describes the car as true in every detail, cherished, and meticulously maintained. It has been used only for trackdays , and the occasional trip to Le Mans in the last five years.
This car has a full documented complete history file, including all MOT's from new right up to the present. It has been featured in many Porsche magazines, notably including recent write ups in Total 911 and Porsche world. Both highlight the quality of work, and the thrilling end result. As all Porsche aficionados will appreciate, the 3.0 RS continued the evolution of the 911, by bringing more predictable handling and greater cornering abilities- thanks mainly to a far broader track, the 930 style flared arches, whaletail rear spoiler and all in all more advanced engineering.
Finished in the timeless colour of Grand Prix white, with red decals and decals, this car recreates the legendary 3.0 RS, a car that is as rare as it was capable and desirable. HOT 222N is offered at a fraction of the price of a real one and is remarkable value.
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